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Plant Pyre Vines on other plants for warming against cold and a fiery offensive boost!

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Pyre Vine is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, that was first introduced in the 7.6.1 update. He is a seasonal plant and also featured in Pyre Vine's Searing Season. Like Blastberry Vine, Pyre Vine can be planted on top of other plants, giving them an extra layer of protection. Additionally, Pyre Vine has a short-ranged flame attack, similarly to Firebloom Queen, that scorches zombies when they get close. However, it only covers a single tile. He also provides himself and any plant within him immunity to frost, while warming nearby plants simultaneously at a higher rate than most thawing plants.

Origins

An example of a ritual pyre

Due to his similar appearance to Blastberry Vine and fiery attributes, Pyre Vine is based on the fireberry hawthorn (Crataegus chrysocarpa), a species of hawthorn that is native to much of the continental United States and Canada. The word "fire" in the plant's name contributes to the word "Pyre" in Pyre Vine's as well as his fiery powers and abilities.

Pyre Vine's name and appearance is also is based on a pyre, a structure (typically consisting of wood) that is meant to be burnt as part of a funeral or ritual. Additionally, he also bears a resemblance to the female anglerfish, a bony fish in the order Lophiiformes named for her characteristic mode of predation with a fleshy growth from her head that acts as a lure towards other fish (despite being male).

fireberry hawthorn


Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.

Pyre Vine

SUN COST: 125
RECHARGE: 10

TOUGHNESS: 300
DAMAGE: 30

FLAME LENGTH: 2
SPECIAL: Warming Radius

FAMILY: Pepper-mint

Pyre Vines can be planted on top of other plants to provide protection from cold plus an additional close range flame attack.

Pyre Vine considers his holdings, his fortune, his vast hoard of wealth. He feels it should please him, and yet nevertheless he is anxious and fearful.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Pyre Vine will set the whole lane on fire, dealing 1800 DPS to all zombies in the lane, in a similar fashion to that of the Fire Peashooter but can also attack zombies behind. Any plant on it will also activate it's own plant food effect.

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Pepper-mint effect

When boosted by Pepper-mint, Pyre Vine's short-range flame attack DPS is increased by 130 and the range will be increased to 5 tiles. His Plant Food DPS is increased by 1800.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Mediocre)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage (Normal) Flame
Length (Tiles)
Special
(Warming
Radius)
Flame* Plant Food
1 0 0 125 10 seconds 300 dps 30 dps 1800 dps 2 Normal
2 50 9 seconds 330 dps 50 dps 1900 dps 2 + 1.7x
3 100 100 9 seconds 360 dps 60 dps 2000 dps 3
4 200 8 seconds 390 dps 70 dps 2050 dps 3
5 300 8 seconds 420 dps 80 dps 3 + 2.3x
6 400 75 7 seconds 450 dps 90 dps 2100 dps 4
7 500 7 seconds 480 dps 100 dps 4 + 3x
8 600 6 seconds 510 dps 110 dps 2200 dps 4
9 800 50 6 seconds 540 dps 120 dps 2300 dps 5 + 3.7x
10 1,000 5 seconds 600 dps 130 dps 2400 dps 5 + 4.3x

*Per second.

Strategies

Although Pyre Vine may appear weak upon first glance, as his damage output may seem lackluster, don't let its appearance fool you - Pyre Vine can be a strikingly effective support plant, even better than Blastberry Vine in some cases. This is for two reasons. One, Pyre Vine has slightly more HP than Blastberry Vine, allowing Pyre Vine to withstand a little bit more of a beating than Blastberry Vine, although neither should be used as defensive plants. Two, Pyre Vine is exceptionally better at dealing with zombies from a close range, allowing Pyre Vine to synergize a lot better with melee plants compared to Blastberry Vine, but Blastberry Vine works far better with long ranged plants. Although Pyre Vine's damage looks weak, one Pyre Vine can actually solo an infinite amount of basic zombies, and later in the game, Pyre Vine can provide excellent damage support to melee plants such as Bonk Choy, Wasabi Whip, and especially Pokra.

Pyre Vine is best used towards the front of the lawn, where it can make full use of its damage. Although pairing it with close-range plants is a great idea, you can also pair Pyre Vine with defensive plants, particularly Endurian and Holly Barrier (as well as Torchwood, although he's not strictly defensive), as they'll continue to do damage to nearby zombies even if Pyre Vine is planed on them. Pyre Vine can also be planted on a fully grown Kiwibeast to help protect them.

It should go without saying that Pyre Vine is excellent in Frostbite Caves, even in the Endless Zones. Not only does Pyre Vine heat plants around it - and at an accelerated rate compared to all other heating plants, it gives any plant that it's planted on an immunity to frost, making it an excellent pick, if not a must-have in that world. Pyre Vine is also adept at handling ice blocks so long as there aren't multiple Troglobite zombies in one lane. Pyre Vine's fast heating and constant DPS can quickly take down ice blocks and can usually deal with the stuff inside as well, so long as they don't have an exceedingly high amount of HP.

Compared to Blastberry Vine, Pyre Vine doesn't work well if you plant it in the back due to its short-range, although it does works great as a defrosting plant in that case. It also has no impact on his plant food ability, as he is able to hit everything in a single lane anyway.

Pyre Vine becomes insanely strong when powered up by Pepper-mint. Not only does it get a substantial damage boost, but its range gets increased to 5 tiles, making Pyre Vine an incredibly destructive force in Pepper-mint based strategies. It also becomes incredibly strong when leveled for similar reasons.

Although Pyre Vine doesn't synergize super well with cooling plants such as Winter Melon, it can still be used in combination with them thanks to Pyre Vine's low range, and good DPS allowing for it to help clean up weakened zombies. Plants not using an ice-based slow effect, such as Sap-fling, Goo Peashooter, and Pokra will generally work better.

Pyre Vine's big weakness is that he absolutely needs support to function, including the support of other early game plants. Pyre Vine fails to kill even Conehead Zombies without assistance, meaning that some support is needed in order to help Pyre Vine do its job. Pyre Vine is also mediocre as a protector, as its HP isn't particularly high. Thus, Pyre Vine really likes offensive support so that it can abuse its close-range damage.

Related achievement

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So Thawful
Thaw 13 ice blocks in a single level

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Trivia

  • Like Blastberry Vine, he could be planted on an Imitater that was about to transform into another Pyre Vine. The result was having two Pyre Vines in one tile, which is normally impossible.
    • This was fixed in the 7.7.2 update.
  • Glitter Zombie can kill Power Mints on Pyre Vine. This is a glitch.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Giant Sunflower · Giant Marigold · Sprout
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Hero Plants Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · Nut Wujing · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Underwater World Oxygen Algae · Sea Starfruit · Bramble Sea Grass
The Dragon's Palace Water Gun Grass
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Electric Anemone · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Carrotillery · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
Plants vs. Zombies Social Edition
Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Chomper · Repeater · Puff-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Snow Pea · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Lily Pad · Squash · Spikeweed · Tangle Kelp · Torchwood · Sea-shroom · Jalapeno · Coffee Bean · Tall-nut · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom · Blover · Melon-pult · Cactus
Premium Pickled Pepper · Icy Fume-shroom · Fire-shroom · Flamewood · Vine-nut · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Winter Melon · Super Chomper · Future Star · Calm Chuck
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Aspearagus · Wall-nut · Cherry Bomb · Popcorn · Beet · Snow Pea · Jalapeño · Magnet Plant · Flaming Pea · Shamrock · Bamboo Shoot · Repeater · Chilly Pepper · Twin Sunflower
VIPs Sweet Pea · Beeshooter · Hard-nut · Acespearagus · Power Flower · Beetboxer · Ice Queen Pea · Shamrockstar · Bamboom
Others Trees
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Imitater · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Ail-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Enforce-mint · Arma-mint · Conceal-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
Seed packets Torchwood · Starfruit · Dandelion · Blooming Heart · Bombegranate · Explode-O-Nut · Aloe · Hot Date · Solar Tomato · Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine · Pumpkin · Ice Bloom · Dartichoke · Ultomato · Gumnut · Shine Vine · Tumbleweed · Olive Pit · Puffball · Explode-o-Vine · Murkadamia Nut · Turkey-pult · Headbutter Lettuce · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Gloom Vine · Draftodil · Pea Vine · Boom Balloon Flower · Inferno
Others Marigold
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Ancient Egypt Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Shadow-shroom · Caulipower · Moonflower · Grimrose · Nightshade · Dusk Lobber · Blooming Heart
Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Renaissance Age Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
Heian Age Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Auberninja · Dripphylleia · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef · Geisha Flower · Stickybomb Rice
Monthly special Pyro-shroom · Carrotillery · Cryo-shroom · Dandelion · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Lord Bamboo · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Chest-nut · Bambrook · Zorrose · Magic-shroom · Electric Blueberry · R.A.D Missiles · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Sunflower Singer · Snowy Cotton · Guerrequila · Monkeyfruit · Plumping Plummy · Dragonfruit · Angel Starfruit · Gatling Pea · Match Flower · Firebloom Queen · Cattail · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Cob Cannon · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant · Explode-O-Nut · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Kiwibeast · Electric Peashooter · Hot Date · Icy Currant · Trump Tulip · Banana Dancer · Dual Pistol Pinecone · Narcissus · Alarm Arrowhead · Holly Barrier · Shadow Peashooter · Snap Pea · Frostbloom Queen · Sling Pea · Zapdragon · Electrici-tea · Imp Pear · Strawburst · Egrett Flower · Goo Peashooter · Bud-minton · Curling Corms · Pokra · Dollarweed Drummer · Ultomato · Shadow Vanilla · Bromel Blade · Gumnut · Olive Pit
Others Potato Mine · Tactical Cuke
Removed plants Rotten Red
Plants vs. Zombies Online
Player's House Sunflower · Peashooter · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum Bruce Bamboo · Carrot Rocket · Pomegranate-pult · Dandelion · Venus Flytrap · Wax Gourd · Sod
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Grave Buster · Iceberg Lettuce · Cabbage-pult
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Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Tile Turnip · Ganoderma · Banana Tree · Nitro-shroom · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass
East Sea Dragon Palace Oxygen Algae · Garlic · Bubble Flower · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Twin Sunflower · Repeater
VIPs Winter Melon
Power Ups Cherry Bomb · Jalapeno
Premium Squash · Snow Pea · Tall-nut
Adventure Mode only Magic Vine · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Lightning Reed · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Starfruit · Chomper · Fire Peashooter · Cattail · Zorrose · Clivia · Sap-fling · Acidic Citrus · Magic-shroom · Ghost Pepper · Guacodile · Hurrikale · Plantern · Oak Archer · Homing Thistle · Pepper-pult · Radish · Toadstool · Blooming Heart · Red Stinger · Electric Blueberry · A.K.E.E. · Moonflower · Guerrequila · Aspiragus · Pumpkin Witch · Mine Fruit · Sea Anemone · Lychee Drill · Sea Starfruit
Plants vs. Zombies 3
Common Puff-Shroom · Buttercup · Garlic · Potato Mine · Pushywillow · Wall-Nut · Chard Guard · Peashooter · Spikeweed · Cabbage-Pult · Kernel-Pult · Bonk Choy · Caramel Popcorn · Lightning Reed · Melon-Pult
Rare Shuffle Truffle · Blockbuster · Butternut Squash · Ragweed · Sawgrass · Squash · Fire Peashooter · Pine Needler · Snow Pea · Bamboo Shoots · Night Cap
Epic Aloe Vera · Sweet Potato · Hydrangea · Dogwood · Chomper · Gravitree · Flak Seed · Lemon-Aid · Gloom-Shroom · Snapdragon · Starfruit
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